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Bulletin 493

The November / December 2016 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including:Bulletin 493

  • A preview of our forthcoming special event on 20th November, with articles on "Koindu and Moa Crossing" and "Trowland" - both S-scale
  • There's a look back at early S-Scale modelling
  • A history of yellow signal arms
  • And updates from around the MRC.

 The Bulletin is a bi-monthly publication sent to all members of The Club - new members are welcome

Bulletin 492

The September/October 2016 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including:Bulletin 492

  • Andrew David previews his November lecture at Keen House, exploring the connection between the Great Central Railway and Quintinshill
  • Ian Lamb writes about the Borders Railway
  • Three book reviews
  • Reminiscences of the prototype
  • A description of the G-scale railway in a restaurant, built by MRC members
  • And updates from around the MRC, including news on Skills Transfer Days.

 The Bulletin is a bi-monthly publication sent to all members of The Club - new members are welcome

Autumn 2016 Lecture Programme

Our Autumn 2016 lecture programme covers a diverse range of subjects from DCC control, through the Gottard line to one of the most infamous railway accidents. Visitors are welcome.

 

Thursday 13th October 2016 at 7.30pmDCC lecture

Mick Moignard presents: DCC – basics & upwards

DCC is one of the most important advances in the Model Railway hobby since we gave up keys for electricity.Come to this lecture to understand what DCC is, how it works and why it's so valuable at all levels of the hobby, regardless of scale. We'll look at choosing and purchasing a system, at decoders and their installation, layout wiring and running trains and then look around the edges at a few of the other things it can do.

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The MRC goes Large

The Django ExpressThe MRC has just completed one of the largest layouts it has ever built, the "Django Express", for The Goldrush - a pop-up restaurant in the heart of Vauxhall.

The 75' / 25m long G scale railway runs the length of the venue, with a US 'pioneer' loco running up and down all night, creating sound and visual atmosphere for Wild West themed dining experience.

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Aug 13
And then head cross country to the Great Eastern and say hello to our team on Happisburgh Goods. https://t.co/RW8r6B7s7B
Aug 12
We're at back to back shows, Happisburgh Goods is at RailWells today and tomorrow. https://t.co/DXHvJ3H2Gk - well w… https://t.co/kmSAUZnKiZ
Aug 11
We had a tank engine theme this week, this one almost matches the curtains. https://t.co/eQtqV4V8ML
Aug 09
It's our monthly afternoon meeting this Thursday afternoon from 2.30. Library is open, with the test tracks and refreshments available.
Aug 07
@MrTimDunn @hornby How about the Cally Goods set? 0-4-0 (or 0-6-0 or BO-BO) much easier to rerail than tender locos… https://t.co/QhE82H49Ah